Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas frequently provides company news releases to Kansas media. Listed below are the general releases which have been distributed to media contacts during 2019. These releases are in their original wording as presented to the media. Published versions may have varied.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation Now Accepting Healthy Habits for Life School Grant Applications
July 23, 2019 - Since its creation in 2006, the Healthy Habits for Life grant program has awarded more than $1.46 million through more than 1,500 grants. School personnel have used past grant dollars to educate students on healthy portion sizes, begin a daily walking program for students before or after school, invest in equipment for physical education classes, and much more.
Blue Health Initiatives Sponsors KANcycle
June 11, 2019 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the state's largest health insurer, is making a contribution through its Blue Health Initiatives program to be the primary sponsor for the KANcycle program launch. Blue Cross also has committed to further support in coming years as the program grows.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Hutchinson Clinic Partner to Improve Health and Lower Costs for Hutchinson Clinic Patients
May 23, 2019 - With an eye toward improving population health and member experience while better controlling the overall cost of health care, the Hutchinson Clinic has entered into an accountable care agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. This agreement will support patients of the health system's Hutchinson-based primary care physicians associated with Hutchinson Clinic, according to Matt All, president/CEO of the state's largest health insurer.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas and Stormont Vail Health Invest in Evergy Plaza
May 17, 2019 - The two organizations are sharing sponsorship of the plaza's video screen. In addition, Blue Cross and Stormont will initiate and support programming that brings the community together around health and wellness events, such as weekly exercise classes, health fairs, youth-focused programs, and support of 5k and other activities that take place on Kansas Avenue.
Hernandez Elected Chairman, Four Kansans Earn New Terms on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Board of Directors
May 9, 2019 - Leonard R. Hernandez, New Strawn, was elected to a one-year term as chair of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Board of Directors at its annual meeting May 9 in Topeka. James A. Klausman, Topeka, was elected to a one-year term as vice chair.
Ann Shelton Promoted to Vice President of Finance at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
May 1, 2019 - Ann Shelton has recently been promoted to vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, replacing Ron Simmons who retired after more than 39 years with the company.
Take Steps to a Healthier Life April 24 as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Presents National Walk @ Lunch Day®
April 10, 2019 - Taking steps to a healthier you could be as easy as adding a 30-minute brisk walk to your daily routine. That is why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the state's largest health insurer, is encouraging Kansans to get up and on their feet to take a walk April 24 as part of National Walk @ Lunch Day.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Recognizes Four Contracting Hospitals for Demonstrating Quality Cardiac Care
January 22, 2019 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has designated hospitals located in Hays, Hutchinson, Topeka and Wichita as Blue Distinction® Centers for Cardiac Care. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community, and leading accreditation and quality organizations.